Prices in Slovenia

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Slovenia is a rather inexpensive destination. Restaurants, caf├ęs and pubs are significantly cheaper than in other nearby holiday destinations such as Austria or Italy.

Prices for hotels and guesthouses in Slovenia are highly seasonal. High season at the seaside is midsummer. In the mountains, depending on the region, summer, winter or both are the most expensive seasons.

Accommodation in Slovenia is often not too expensive either. But you should compare prices, different booking engines and hotels.

Slovenia is often a bargain in spring or autumn. Many hikers and nature lovers come at these times of year. However, the sea of the Slovenian Adriatic is only warm enough for swimming in summer. Skiing in most Alpine regions of Slovenia is only possible without restrictions in winter until March.


Book day tours Slovenia online

You can book many great day trips within Slovenia by bus online.

Many of these tickets are available on the well-known website Getyourguide.com

– Bus tours to the Postojna Caves: click here

– Tours to and from Lake Bled: click here

– Tours and bus trips Ljubljana: click here


The prices in the supermarkets are similar to those in Germany. No wonder, German chains are strongly represented in Slovenia. Hofer is called Aldi, just like in Austria. Lidl and Spar, like Hofer, have one or more branches in almost every town. There are also Mercator and Tus, among others. Mercator has the most shops, often smaller shops, also in the city centre. The range of products at Hofer, Lidl and Spar is similar to that in Germany. So are the prices. In the large shopping centres in the big cities, like in Ljubljana and Maribor, you can find huge Spar supermarkets. Despite very high quality, the prices are low. There is nowhere we prefer to go shopping in Slovenia.

Fast food is usually cheaper in Slovenia than in Germany. This also applies to Mc Donalds, Burger King etc. Most of the time, the well-known menus with a drink cost well under 5 euros, not infrequently even less than 4 euros. There is even a Mc Donalds in the main railway station in Ljubljana. Kebab shops are widespread. A kebab in Slovenia often costs less than 3 euros, but we were often disappointed by the quality and size. An insider tip are the self-service restaurants in the shopping centres. Here you can get a full Slovenian meal for under 5 euros. Examples are roast pork with potatoes and sauerkraut or breaded fish with potato salad.


Book day tours Slovenia online

You can book many great day trips within Slovenia by bus online.

Many of these tickets are available on the well-known website Getyourguide.com

– Bus tours to the Postojna Caves: click here

– Tours to and from Lake Bled: click here

– Tours and bus trips Ljubljana: click here


Pubs and cafes are not quite as cheap in Slovenia. But if you go away from the tourist areas where the local Slovenians go, it becomes much cheaper. You can pay more than 4 euros for a large beer in the centre of Ljubljana by the river. A few hundred metres away, you can get a “Pivo” in a Slovenian bar for far less than 3 euros. Coffee to go in a plastic cup is usually much cheaper and can often be had for one euro.

Great city tour of Ljubljana incl. cable car to the castle: More info and booking

The price level for accommodation in Slovenia is significantly different. Out of season, you can easily find a room for 30 euros or even less in Ljubljana and many other cities. In summer this is difficult. The differences in prices for hotels and rooms on the Adriatic coast, in the Alps and on Lake Bled are even greater. In the two most popular seaside resorts, Piran and Portoroz, prices for hotels and restaurants are higher than the national average.

Cigarette prices in Slovenia are significantly lower than in Germany or Austria. For 2015 and 2019, a pack of cigarettes costs about 2.90 euros in Slovenia. For comparison, the same cigarette costs about 5.30 euros in Germany and about 4.30 euros in Austria. Cigarette prices in Slovenia are comparable to prices in the Czech Republic, Poland or the Baltic States. According to our statistics, only Bulgaria has a significantly lower price for cigarettes in the European Union than Slovenia (as of 2019).

A cheap holiday in Slovenia is made possible by the short and inexpensive journey by train or with your own car. You can often get to Slovenia from Munich for 50 euros or even less (one way) with the economy rail fare. The railway and intercity buses in Slovenia also have rather low prices. This also applies to the well-developed public transport in the cities and along the short coastline of Slovenia. If you come by car, you should take the motorway tolls in Austria and Slovenia into account when calculating your holiday budget. You should also bear in mind that Slovenia is a euro country. This means that there are no exchange fees.

Entrance tickets for important sights, season tickets for ski lifts, etc. are usually in the lower price range in Slovenia compared to Austria, Italy, France or even Switzerland.

In summary, Slovenia is a rather inexpensive holiday destination. However, it is often difficult to find cheap accommodation in Slovenia. If you manage to book a hotel cheaply on the internet, you will probably find your holiday in Slovenia rather inexpensive.

Compared to the large neighbouring countries on the Adriatic, Slovenia is much cheaper for a beach holiday than Italy and roughly comparable to Croatia. Especially the prices in nearby Venice are significantly higher.

Anyone who has been to Slovenia before should know: Prices are significantly higher than 10 or 20 years ago. However, the quality of goods and especially services is much higher today.

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